Parcel Windlight sharing is a feature of Firestorm that allows land owners to specify a Windlight preset for the viewer to use while on their land at the parcel level.

How It Works

5 seconds after entering land with parcel WL, the viewer will prompt asking for permission to change settings or ignore them. All permission are reset upon relogging.

Clearing the WL settings after they have been applied is simple, just change them via any of the regular means. Parcel WL settings will only reapply after leaving and entering again. Revoking permission and resetting to region default is possible by clicking the WL icon in the status bar at the top of the viewer to the left of the location info.


Windlight Preferences

You can control whether to enable windlight settings that others have set on their land, on not - as well as cases in which to allow those setting to be applied automatically. This is done in Preferences → Firestorm → Windlight.

  • Use Phoenix Parcel Windlight: if this is enabled, then any parcel-level windlight settings will be parses when you enter a parcel, and you will be asked whether you wish to apply them or not. If this is checked, then settings from your own land will always be applied automatically.
  • Auto apply WL settings from friend's land: If this is enabled, any windlight settings on parcels belonging to friends will be automatically applied.
  • Auto apply WL settings from my group's land: If this is enabled, any windlight settings on parcels owned by your currently active group, will be automatically applied.
  • Auto apply WL settings from any parcel: If this is enabled, parcel windlight settings will always be automatically applied, regardless of how the two options above are set.

For Parcel Owners

The land owner just needs to put a plain text string at the end of the parcel description. Parcel description is set in the About Land floater, General tab.

/*Windlight Sky: "[name of the preset]"*/

Windlight water presets are also supported:

Water settings can be used by its self just like sky if wanted.

Example: If the sky preset is to be [TOR] BIG SUN - Awwyeah and the water preset [TOR] Watermelon juice and the parcels description is “My awesome place” then the parcel description would be like this:

My awesome place

/*Windlight Sky: "[TOR] BIG SUN - Awwyeah" Water: "[TOR] Watermelon juice"*/


Parcel WL settings also support zoned settings based on altitude. This allows skyboxes to have a different sky settings than ground level.

Example: If the parcel wide settings are to be [TOR] MIDDAY - Cheery cyan for the sky and [TOR] Ice-like for the water with a skybox between 500 meters and 600 meters using [TOR] NIGHT - Moony for its sky, the config line would like like so:

The parcel wide settings for sky and water are optional. Zones can be used by themselves leaving the rest of the land at region defaults.

NOTE: There is a 3 meter minimum distance between zones, zones should be at least 10 meters apart and over lap the desired area by a least 5 meters to allow for the 5 second delay on detecting changes.


If there is not enough space in the description for the desired config line, there are several optional formatting and whitespace

Is the same as:

Zones can be shortened as well:

  • fs_windlight_fr.txt
  • Last modified: 2011/07/18 01:09
  • by sunset_faulkes